SYMPOSIA PAPER Published: 27 February 2019

Development and Use of ASTM Standard G5


The author first discusses the life of Dr. Robert Baboian, a leader within the corrosion and electrochemical field; a contributor to ASTM G5, Standard Reference Test Method for Making Potentiodynamic Anodic Polarization Measurements; a leader within ASTM International, NACE International (formerly the National Association of Corrosion Engineers), the International Organization for Standards, and the Electrochemical Society; a world-renowned corrosion researcher and promoter; the recipient of many awards in his field; and a good friend to many in the corrosion field throughout the world. The author then discusses the importance and history of the development of ASTM G5, a seminal work of ASTM Committee G01 on Corrosion of Metals. Finally, the apparatus, test procedure, and acceptance criteria for this standard are summarized.

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Hack, Harvey, P.
Northrop Grumman Corporation, Annapolis, MD, US
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Developed by Committee: G01
Pages: 1–10
DOI: 10.1520/STP160920170202
ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-7664-5
ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-7663-8